Ultimate high: my Everest odyssey

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Discovery Books, Oct 5, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 227 pages
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An exciting, personal account of one man's determination to climb Mount Everest alone, without oxygen assistance, describes how the Swedish climber accomplished his goal, within days of the 1995 tragedy that took the lives of a number of fellow climbers. 40,000 first printing. Tour.

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Great book. Kropp cycled from his home in Europe and then soloed Everest without oxygen or sherpa help. Read full review

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User Review  - Trevor Higbee - Goodreads

Awesome. This guy is a beast. Sad to hear he died a few years after the book. Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Göran Kropp first climbed a mountain at age six, but did not develop a passion for the sport until joining the military after high school. With single-minded pursuit, he devoted his life to training and the quest for mountain conquests, achieving his first high-altitude climb in 1988. In 1993, Kropp became the second person to reach the summit of K2, the second-highest mountain in the world, without supplemental oxygen. He followed his record-breaking feat chronicled here with a May 1999 cleanup project on Everest, in which he collected empty oxygen bottles and other debris piled there, and summitted once again. For his next adventure, he plans to sail from Sweden to the Antarctic and ski to the South Pole.

David Lagercrantz is a freelance journalist in Sweden.

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